New & Notable Business Leaders of August 2019

Introducing some important new faces in business who are taking on some big roles in the community.

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Morgan Shaw is the new executive director of the Sidney Business Improvement Area Society. Shaw, who replaces Donna Petrie, has been part of the BIA for three years. She was previously manager of visitor services for the BIA for three years. She was previously manager of visitor services for the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

 

Dr. Deborah Saucier is Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) new president, succeeding Dr. Ralph Nilson, who has held the role since 2007. Saucier, formerly president of MacEwan University in Edmonton, is an accomplished neuroscientist committed to Indigenous education and reconciliation.

 

Grace Van den Brink has become the Union Club of British Columbia’s first female president in its 140-year history. Van den Brink, who joined the Union Club in 2003 and previously served as vice president, worked in marketing and communications in Victoria and Vancouver before moving to public affairs with the provincial government.